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Old 09-27-2009, 02:12 AM
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I can begin saying when I was a child in the 70s, my dad was deeply involved in the C/L hobby and we built kits as a family in a formal dining room we never ate in. That tradition continues! I use the whole house as needed.
My Sunday fliers go in a formal living room where no one will step on them.
The dining room is perfect because it's an area you can quickly recover a screw or eyelet if you drop it. My PC is here too to check on RC sales and deals.
I started kit building on an island in my kitchen, as it's close to outlets and the fridge where CA and batteries are stored.

The bulk of my engine and ARF inventory started in the garage but for climate control, I grabbed the 4th bedroom and made it a big storage area and battery charging station.
I'm boxing up a big plane for greyhound in the den, that's my shipping area.

Every time I consolidate and clear out an area, it's wide open, and something new goes in it's place overnight. I married in 1983 and the hobby was put on hold except for one swamp buggy (Dumas) and an EP buggy. My wife left in 2001, I got back in the hobby in 2003, and have been happy every since. Get rid of the women, you'd be amazed how much you can upscale your hobby budget. Stay busy, you'll never think of her again.
Dad comes down on turkey day, and I try to shove all of this into the bedroom and close the door so he doesn't take too many pictures for his co-workers to marvel at. He won't find this post, he's out of the hobby now. But he started it! I just can't prove it.
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:42 PM
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thats a nice setup
Old 09-28-2009, 02:05 PM
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Here is my "workshop". As you can see it's quite compact (14 ft x 7 ft), but since I don't build giant scale anymore it is sufficiently large for me. Painting and heavy sanding jobs are done elsewhere. I prefer working with hand tools and have reduced my machine equipment to the bare minimum. The small Dremel disc sander is probably the machine tool that I use most followed by a Bosch hand drill. In the garage I have a Scheppach Basato bandsaw. The aircraft on the working table is a CA Model Epsilon.

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Old 10-01-2009, 02:54 PM
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Wow some fantastic shops.

Here is mine











Still need to put a building bench in

Old 10-08-2009, 11:50 PM
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Of all the "Show me your workshop" threads, this is the awesomest.

The Bat Cave takes half of a two car garage, 9'-5" x 18'-5". We bought this house last April. It's a fixer and I have only gotten to the workshop a couple of weeks ago. I have been jonesin to do this for six months and have cleared enough of the "honeydo" list that I can start. I planned it in AutoCAD, to maximize the use of space. It is a work in progress, and I plan to thin out the fleet a little to free up more space.
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:43 PM
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Completed the mini makeover of my man cave. I still to complete some minor organizing and need to get a piece of sheetrock for the top of my building table.

Before pictures can be found at [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=9084352]HERE[/link]












Old 10-30-2009, 07:31 PM
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He is the start of my new work shop. It is in the corner of my bank barn that was built in 1815.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:03 PM
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He is the start of my new work shop. It is in the corner of my bank barn that was built in 1815.
Oh MAN !! DON'T COVER THE OLD STONE...... OR WOOD BEAMS!!!!
Old 10-31-2009, 05:30 AM
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Oh MAN !! DON'T COVER THE OLD STONE...... OR WOOD BEAMS!!!!
Unless it's necessary for insulation. Winters get pretty frigid in that part of the country (which is why I live in the South ).
Old 10-31-2009, 07:34 AM
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Oh MAN !! DON'T COVER THE OLD STONE...... OR WOOD BEAMS!!!!
Unless it's necessary for insulation. Winters get pretty frigid in that part of the country (which is why I live in the South ).
I spent 4 years in Shreveport, LA while in the USAF,,,, yes its nice not being cold but the summers... UGH! 120 degrees on the flight line inside the cockpit of a B-52.. no thanks!!! I moved back to WI (must be crazy!) because I missed snow! When its cold its EASY to get warm... but when you are over heated.... tough luck getting cool without your own personal power plant! haha
Old 10-31-2009, 08:02 AM
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I spent 4 years in Shreveport, LA while in the USAF,,,, yes its nice not being cold but the summers... UGH! 120 degrees on the flight line inside the cockpit of a B-52.. no thanks!!! I moved back to WI (must be crazy!) because I missed snow! When its cold its EASY to get warm... but when you are over heated.... tough luck getting cool without your own personal power plant! haha
Now see, I'm just the opposite. I grew up in NorthEastern Indiana, spent 4 winters in Min(dr)ot, ND, as a B-52 Crew Chief and progessively moved South. After Hurricane Katrina, I took a job in Groton, CT, for the Winter. It was beautiful, but I can't stand the cold anymore (or high cost of living) and moved back to the Gulf Coast the following spring. You might hear me say, "Man it's hot!", but you'll never hear me complain about it.
Old 11-07-2009, 08:38 PM
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Hi All:
I hve been reading and looking at the verios shop set up, and some of you have some really impressive work areas.
I am in the process of converting my office into a shop.
Area will be just shy of 24 x 24.
I noticed that several of you have a piping system, I figure to collect the dust from the various power tools.
Can you expand in the items used.
I will have a 10" craftsman table saw, an older shopsmith( once I restore it), and some smaller bench tools, sander, band saw, etc.
I would like to put a system in place, such that when you power up a tool, the vaccum system will power up, and keep me from spending half my time cleaning up.
Thanks in advance for your time, and input.
Terry
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Area will be just shy of 24 x 24.
I noticed that several of you have a piping system, I figure to collect the dust from the various power tools.
Lucky you mine is 9'x18' I have a shop vac and just try to keep the dust to a manageable level.

I finally got to get mine dirty.

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Old 11-08-2009, 07:21 AM
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Hi All:
I hve been reading and looking at the verios shop set up, and some of you have some really impressive work areas.
I am in the process of converting my office into a shop.
Area will be just shy of 24 x 24.
I noticed that several of you have a piping system, I figure to collect the dust from the various power tools.
Can you expand in the items used.
I will have a 10'' craftsman table saw, an older shopsmith( once I restore it), and some smaller bench tools, sander, band saw, etc.
I would like to put a system in place, such that when you power up a tool, the vaccum system will power up, and keep me from spending half my time cleaning up.
Thanks in advance for your time, and input.
Terry
I use the Delta AP400 with a remote on/off. The runs are all 6" PVC pipe with an aluminum gate at each end. All the gates have 6" flex hose going to the machines. I open the gate at the machine being used. I can also connect a 2" hose at any gate to use as a hand vac. In one corner of my shop I have an attachment that goes to the floor and allows you to push swept material into it.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:02 PM
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Phatbob02:
I see your in Baldwinsville, not far from Auburn.
Where do you fly out of?
I like the 6" pvc. Can you show pic's of the gate valve system you are using?
Also what is the distance that the vaccum is from the furthest piece?

I am trying to design a bottom tray for the table saw, to keep the dust in, kinda like a hood for a range, then be able to hook the hose .

Thanks much.
Terry
Old 11-08-2009, 09:03 PM
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Phatbob02:
I see your in Baldwinsville, not far from Auburn.
Where do you fly out of?
I like the 6'' pvc. Can you show pic's of the gate valve system you are using?
Also what is the distance that the vaccum is from the furthest piece?

I am trying to design a bottom tray for the table saw, to keep the dust in, kinda like a hood for a range, then be able to hook the hose .

Thanks much.
Terry
Terry,
I fly with the Midstate modelers in Cicero. We had a nice day today! Took my H9 Cub and EDF-16 out. Monday is suppose to be better. I think I may be coming down with something.[sm=wink_smile.gif]

Where do you fly out of?

My longest run, including the flex hose is 15'. I went a bit overboard when I set up the system. 4" pipe would've been fine. I just wanted it for the dust.
I have a 10" craftsman table saw that I attached a metal pan underneath. I don't recall where I got it but I do know they're about $25. The blast gates are aluminum and again I don't know were from.
Tool King has 4" aluminum gates for $12.99.

Bob
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:50 PM
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Thanks Bob;
I have flown with the guys over at waterloo. Montazuma birds, I think is the name.
A lot in my back yard. Had the capricorn out a couple of times today. I am still learning but got 2 good flights of about 8min each, with a perfect landing about 8 ft from my feet. I was excited...

The gates look ok, and you think a 4" pipe would be ok. I don't think I will run that far, but not sure, as I am trying to take my time and get it right.
35 years in the office, and now going to be a shop, oh how things change. I still call it the office, hehehe.

I am building a pizza box of sorts, and a nut ball.
Hope to get good enough to build and fly a jet by the spring.
Working on a landing gear for both grass and snow, still not sure just what to do, but am having a great time doing it, hehehe.
Well hope you get some air time tomorrow, and thanks again for the insight,
hope you don't mind the questions.
Terry
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Some pictures of my setup.

If I had the room for a setup like Phatbob02, I would use something like that. I have a smaller space, and my major dust generator, other than a sanding bar that I take outside as often as I can (which is quite often here in So. Cal), is the little Ryoby band saw in the picture. I built a shelf against that wall for the shop-vac and air compressor. This is still a work in progress, and I plan to setup a manifold system for the vac, using 3 or 4 inch pipe. For now I am just running the single hose.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:51 AM
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Terry,
When I say a 15' run on the pipe, it's up, over, and down.
Bob
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OK guys...eat your heart out!
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:48 AM
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Only one problem. There are NO AIRPALNES in that shop!! [sm=biggrin.gif][sm=biggrin.gif]



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OK guys...eat your heart out!

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Only one problem. There are NO AIRPALNES in that shop!! [sm=biggrin.gif][sm=biggrin.gif]



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OK guys...eat your heart out!


exactly!
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Only one problem. There are NO AIRPALNES in that shop!! [sm=biggrin.gif][sm=biggrin.gif]



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OK guys...eat your heart out!

That is only the upper part of the shop! Top level of a lot bigger shop below!
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An old pic of mine.
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And not a piece of scrap balsa to be found

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